Editorials

Whalley resident Philippa Powers is upset a Surrey recycling depot won’t let her in with her mobility scooter. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey woman right to voice accessibility concerns

It’s important for able-bodied people to remember those who can’t move as freely in this city

  • Oct 3, 2019
Whalley resident Philippa Powers is upset a Surrey recycling depot won’t let her in with her mobility scooter. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Scene of the fatal shooting in Clayton on Saturday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Mayor’s shot at Surrey Mounties uncalled for

The person responsible for Saturday’s fatal shooting in Clayton is the person who pulled the trigger

  • Sep 30, 2019
Scene of the fatal shooting in Clayton on Saturday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
OUR VIEW: Adults must step up in fight against climate change

OUR VIEW: Adults must step up in fight against climate change

The lives of future generations may well depend on our immediate response to this looming crisis

  • Sep 24, 2019
OUR VIEW: Adults must step up in fight against climate change
Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne

OUR VIEW: Be wary of politicians who dig up rival’s social media past

Public should certainly know about serious mistakes but motives in such cases are often questionable

  • Sep 17, 2019
Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne
Black Press file photo

OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor still swimming against that ride-hailing current

The provincial government has told him, essentially, ride-hailing is coming like it or not

  • Sep 12, 2019
Black Press file photo
OUR VIEW: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break

OUR VIEW: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break

Young people get a rude introduction into adult life here in B.C. with high cost of living

  • Sep 10, 2019
OUR VIEW: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Province must ensure transparency in Surrey’s policing transition

It’s good news that a higher level of government will now oversee plan

  • Aug 26, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne.

OUR VIEW: Trudeau must apologize for SNC-Lavalin debacle

Prime minister says sorry for everything else but is full of excuses about scandal

  • Aug 21, 2019
Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne.
Red light cameras trying to reduce number of intersection collisions. (THE NEWS/files)

OUR VIEW: Speed cameras are troubling

New provincial government program eventually will see eight cameras installed in Surrey and Delta

  • Jul 31, 2019
Red light cameras trying to reduce number of intersection collisions. (THE NEWS/files)
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OUR VIEW: Positivity abounds in Surrey

It’s so important to remember the good that’s seen and done in this community

  • Jul 30, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Committee’s exclusions a waste of Surrey public safety expertise

OUR VIEW: Committee’s exclusions a waste of Surrey public safety expertise

Surrey’s mayor has ignored experience for expediency

  • Jul 24, 2019
OUR VIEW: Committee’s exclusions a waste of Surrey public safety expertise
Having a good time at Surrey’s Fusion Festival. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s festivals are world-class

Surrey should well be proud to be home to these outstanding events

  • Jul 23, 2019
Having a good time at Surrey’s Fusion Festival. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: Sometimes, Surrey, it’s hard not to get riled by rules

Imagine life without rules. We wouldn’t have to pay taxes, or eat our broccoli

  • Jul 18, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Denying delegations is not what Surrey council was elected to do

OUR VIEW: Denying delegations is not what Surrey council was elected to do

To be an elected official is to be a servant, not a censor

  • Jul 16, 2019
OUR VIEW: Denying delegations is not what Surrey council was elected to do
OUR VIEW: Check your smoke alarm today, Surrey

OUR VIEW: Check your smoke alarm today, Surrey

Early warning is a critical component to any sound escape plan

  • Jul 9, 2019
OUR VIEW: Check your smoke alarm today, Surrey
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth at a Surrey presser in 2018. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Farnworth must stay the course in reviewing Surrey policing plan

Future of policing in Surrey far too big a deal for politicians to bend to cheap election threats

  • Jul 4, 2019
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth at a Surrey presser in 2018. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
EDITORIAL: Trees a hot-button issue

EDITORIAL: Trees a hot-button issue

When trees come down on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, people are going to ask questions.

EDITORIAL: Trees a hot-button issue
OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, make safety a summer must

OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, make safety a summer must

If you have children, you might want to pin this editorial on your fridge

  • Jun 27, 2019
OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, make safety a summer must
This Ideas Box greeted those attending Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale on May 23. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor jumps to conclusion on police transition survey results

The real question: Should the City create its own police department or continue with the RCMP?

  • Jun 25, 2019
This Ideas Box greeted those attending Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale on May 23. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
As the Surrey School District increases the number of portable classrooms to 347, letter writers discuss its impact on the quality of education. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Silos won’t solve overcrowding in Surrey’s schools

It’s going to take a concerted team effort from all levels of government to improve this situation

  • Jun 20, 2019
As the Surrey School District increases the number of portable classrooms to 347, letter writers discuss its impact on the quality of education. (File photo)